Re: cant install yaboot on G5
On Fri, Nov 25, 2005 at 07:22:35AM -0800, Enrique Morfin wrote:
> Yesterday i tried to install debian on a new imac G5
> First i partition the HD. patition1 for mac partition,
> 2 boot partition (several sizes), 3 root (25G), 4 swap
> (1G), 5 home(56G), 6 osX (75G), 7 free space (8M).
> Then, i installed osX with no problem (in sda6).
> When i tried to install debian:
> With sarge netinstall iso: linux-power4 video=ofonly,
> but can't use cdrom, not ide detected. Some missing
> modules (ide-modules) error.
> With etch beta1 netinstall iso: install64
> video=ofonly. everything wents ok, until finish
> install base system. Then an error about can't install
> yaboot, so system not bootable. yaboot complains about
> no "of software" in sda2. Yaboot wants the ofpath. I
> tried with several sizes 800k-12M. I reinstalled osX,
> then tried again: same problem. I erase osX partition
> (just debian partitions): same problem.
As said, that is to be expected, since sarge was released before those
In general etch, even unreleased, is lightyears better for 64bit powerpc
machines (and probably for 32bit also, due to the new glibc).